It has become a never-ending quest to define millennials. Those between the age of 18 and 34 are often portrayed as a self-absorbed, narcissistic generation obsessed with technology. They are a group more likely to check their Twitter or Instagram apps than keep up with world events. In fact, voters age 18-29 made up a mere 13 percent of the vote in this month's midterm elections. So you're probably thinking, "Millennials are not engaged with the news." Since Time Magazine dubbed millennials as the "Me Me Me Generation," that has been the prevailing thought.
The newspaper industry has transformed in a way that we could not have imagined just a decade ago. Across the globe, there is a renewed energy to innovate, strategize, and meet these growing opportunities and challenges. That was the theme of the World Newspapers Congress, which I had the pleasure of speaking at earlier this month, and it rings very true for our industry in America.